THE PROBLEM AND ITS BACKGROUND
This chapter presents the Introduction of the Study, the Background of the Study, Theoretical, Conceptual Framework, Statement of the Problem, Significance of the Study, Scope and Delimitation, and Definition of Terms. Introduction
Drinking tea plays central part on our daily lives. Over thousands of years, tea has played a variety of roles on the world scene – in medicine, arts, culture, religion, especially as different variety of beverages, and others. It such a phenomenon with millions of people around the world are enjoying their tea on a daily basis. It is hard to imagine a world without tea. Today tea enjoys an unparalleled and enduring popularity. Many people most especially around Asia are fond in drinking of Tea. Milk tea or Bubble tea originated from Taiwan. After the successful marking a turning point for Taiwanese tea culture, they introduced the pearl milk tea in 1987. Nowadays drinking milk tea is very common among people especially to the young adults that are studying, and even to employees. It’s actually already becoming a trend. It is great, that Filipinos are finally embracing the Milk Tea culture like many of our neighbour in Asian countries who are fond of drinking milk tea or tea products. The researchers chose Malunggay leaves as their main component because of its nutritional values. The product that the researchers will experiment on, is Malunggay Milk tea because of the current popularity of this type of drink. Malunggay leaves was once considered a “poor man's vegetable” but now it is known as a “miracle tree” by scientists and health care workers from around the world because it is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments.Now, Tea was considered as a popular drink. Milk Tea, who’s originated in Taiwan and now has already known around the world, thought of something new on how younger people should introduce Tea. This will make them support Tea because of the taste and nutritional value of Malunggay and Tea itself. A certain group of HRM students who are also fond of drinking milk tea is trying to create a new blend of flavor of milk tea. What if they combine a very nutritious green leafy vegetable to the current trend milk tea? Which results to a milk tea that is very delicious and at the same time has nutritious benefits to the human body? Will this study become a success or not? Or should we say will this study be accepted or not? So the researchers decided to conduct a study to know whether the Acceptability of Malunggay Flavored milk tea among Hotel and Restaurant Management and Tourism students of Trinity University of Asia is really acceptable.
Background of the Study
The researchers choose to conduct a study on, “Acceptability of Malunggay Flavored Milk Tea among 4th year HRM Students of Trinity University of Asia” because of the following reasons. Milktea these days is very popular among students, employees, old people and even kids. And because the combination of milk, tea and malunggay are very beneficial to our body, mainly because of the nutritional value of the three main ingredients. Tea helps lower the risk of cancer, heart diseases and diabetes. Milk provides calcium, phosphorous, magnesium and protein. While Malunggay, the most beneficial ingredient gives nine (9) times the protein in yogurt, four (4) times the vitamin A in carrots, fifteen (15) times the potassium in banana, twenty-five (25) times the iron in spinach, seventeen (17) times the calcium in milk, essential amino acids are also found in high amount, stimulates metabolism, It protects the liver and kidneys, zinc is also found in large quantities and many more benefits. Malunggay dates back to 150 B.C. Historical proofs reveal that ancient kings and queens used Malunggay leaves and fruit in their diet to maintain mental alertness and healthy skin. Moringa Oleifera is the best known of the thirteen species of the...
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